Raymond's Amber Pratt-Lum Honored in 5th Annual STEP Ahead Awards

Apr 25, 2017
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5th Annual Step Ahead Award Winner

The Manufacturing Institute has awarded Amber Pratt-Lum, project administrator supervisor of total process reliability (TPR) at The Raymond Corporation, with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award. The STEP Ahead Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry, from the factory floor to the C-suite.

GREENE, N.Y. — The Manufacturing Institute has awarded Amber Pratt-Lum, project administrator supervisor of total process reliability (TPR) at The Raymond Corporation, with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award. The STEP Ahead Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry, from the factory floor to the C-suite.

“I am deeply humbled and honored to be selected for this award. I would not be where I am without the support and dedication of my amazing team,” said Pratt-Lum. “I’ve always had strong female role models, and I think it’s important to be one for young women, to show there is a world of possibilities open to them and to help them reach their full potential — especially in manufacturing.”

Pratt-Lum’s talents have been instrumental in the creation and rollout of the TPR team at The Raymond Corporation. Throughout her tenure, she has been acknowledged not only for her technical knowledge and abilities, but also for her concern for all organization team members and their development. In addition to her current role as project administrator supervisor, Pratt-Lum also is leading the manufacturing departments throughout the company’s multiyear plan on TPR. With her strategic thinking skills and ability to clearly set expectations and goals, she is a major contributor to Raymond’s mission for the future.

“These women exemplify the path an exciting career in manufacturing can take,” said Heidi Alderman, 2017 Chair of STEP Ahead and senior vice president of Intermediates North America, BASF Corporation. “STEP Ahead recognizes women nationwide for their significant achievements to the field of manufacturing, and the positive impact on their companies and the industry as a whole.”

On April 20, The Manufacturing Institute recognized 130 STEP Ahead Awards recipients at a reception in Washington, D.C. The STEP Ahead Awards program highlighted each honoree’s story, including her leadership and accomplishments in manufacturing.

For additional information about The Raymond Corporation or to locate a Raymond Sales and Service Center, visit the company website at www.raymondcorp.com or call 800-235-7200.

About The Raymond Corporation

The Raymond Corporation is a global provider of end-to-end warehouse solutions, fleet management, forklift training and support to increase efficiency and lower costs throughout material handling operations. Raymond® forklifts are engineered to achieve higher performance, enhance operator comfort and increase efficiency. Raymond manufactures a full line of forklift trucks — including reach trucks, pallet jacks, pallet stackers, sit-down and stand-up forklifts, orderpickers and turret trucks. The iWAREHOUSE® fleet management and warehouse optimization system provides solutions to manage industrial vehicle fleets, labor efficiencies and warehouses. Additionally, flexible automation, customized solutions and industry-leading consultation from Raymond further enhance and streamline processes while helping customers to drive down costs. Raymond is a recipient of the 2015 and 2016 Manufacturing Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan.

About The Manufacturing Institute

The Manufacturing Institute (the Institute) is the 501(c)(3) affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers. As a non-partisan organization, the Institute is committed to delivering leading-edge information and services to the nation’s manufacturers. The Institute is the authority on the attraction, qualification and development of world-class manufacturing talent. For more information, please visit www.themanufacturinginstitute.org.

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